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Old 04-23-2015, 10:06 AM   #1
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My 2015 Jayco Eagle comes prewired with a port for zamp solar on the side. The maunual has nothing about this panel and the only thing I can find is a little label above the port that says "Warning. Use only zamp panels." does anyone have any experience with these. My dealer knew nothing.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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I wonder if they installed the roof ports for the Zamp Solar panels. They have 2 types, a single Zamp Solar Port and a Zamp Solar 3 Port Roof Cap. Best to either take a look on the roof or send JAYCO service@jayco.com an email asking them to elaborate on the warning.. and what they installed. You need to include your VIN # with the information request. The link show what the ports look like (scroll down to the bottom)

Solar Ready RV Solar Kits - Zamp Solar

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My dealer was familiar with them. They are designed for use with the Zamp portable solar panels.

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There is only the one on the side. None on the roof. I looked when I asked the dealer.
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Its just a plug wired to the battery. You can use any solar panel and charge control. I use a Coleman panel and it has the same plug on it. I mounted the charge control inside the battery box. The ZAmp stuff is very nice but more money than I was willing to spend.

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So what kind of plug is it on the charge port on the new jaycos? I notice a lot of the new panels have whats called an Anderson connection. anybody have pictures of the port?
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When did they actually start adding the ports? I have a 2015 Jayco and to the best of my knowledge it does not have a port on the side or top of the camper.
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I mounted the charge control inside the battery box.
Mounting the charge controller in the battery box is not a good idea if your using regular batteries as they emit corrosive gases and that will destroy the electronics in the charge controller.
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Never been drawn to solar for my TT since we typically seek out shaded sites, but the thought of using a portable panel is kind of interesting. Is the installed wiring and port basically like the prewiring for the sat/cable with a side connection? What Jayco is providing is nothing more than the prewiring from a side or roof jack to the ??battery?? that allows you to plug in a solar panel and controller??
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for 2016 Jayco has been putting Solar ready on everything. It is designed of a portable panel setup. It will have a solar ready plug on drivers side to plug and play for a portable panel only. Do not try to put a 400 watt setup on the roof and plug it in. The wire gauge used won't support it. frankly it is misleading "solar ready" statement.
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